Cadogan Guide: Rome/Venice/Florence

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Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Travel companies consistently cite this three-city combination as their most sought-after Italian tour. These are three remarkable destinations, with three remarkable stories to tell. Rome went out and conquered the world, and in its retirement came back to remake itself as Europe?s most ornate capital. Venice built itself up from a Dark Age swamp to become a fairy ...

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Overview

Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Travel companies consistently cite this three-city combination as their most sought-after Italian tour. These are three remarkable destinations, with three remarkable stories to tell. Rome went out and conquered the world, and in its retirement came back to remake itself as Europe’s most ornate capital. Venice built itself up from a Dark Age swamp to become a fairy city of canals. Florence built its empire on finance and wool, and lavished the profits on art and science. Cadogan explores their three very different characters: stately Rome, with its Coliseum and the Sistine Chapel; dreamy Venice, and the eternal romance of a gondola ride along its canals; and Florence, bursting with more paintings, sculptures, and monuments than anywhere else in Italy. They all combine to offer a sublime introduction to the country, or a perfect multi-center trip for travelers with limited time. Cadogan’s essential guide uncovers the divine, the great and the quirky in each city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860113529
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: Country & Regional Guides - Cadogan
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,022,097
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls are passionate about Europe and have written over 30 books for Cadogan, including 20 in the Italy series. They have lived all over Europe, including a number of years spent in Italy.

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‘Italy dangles from the center of western Europe like a Christmas stocking, stuffed to the brim with marvels, some as grand as Brunelleschi's dome over Florence cathedral, some as weird and unexpected as the pagan tombs buried underneath St Peter's in Rome, or Galileo's erect middle finger, carefully, significantly preserved in a reliquary in Florence's science museum.’

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Table of Contents

(1) Photo Essay (2) Introduction (3) Italy in Perspective (4) Food and Drink (5) Travel (6) Practical A-Z (7) Rome (8) Venice (9) Florence (10) Language (11) Further Reading (12) Index (13) Maps

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